Author Archives: B.D. Gallof

Rocky Mountain Low For the Isles At The Trade Deadline

    There seemed to be only one prize that the NY Islanders coveted this past deadline. Just as I wrote back last summer, the Islanders have been very wary and trying to pick off a high-level talent that a team might find expendable or tradable due to other needs. This has really only occurred with two players. I’ve talked ... Read More »

The NY Islanders Missed All The Warning Signs

How did we get here?  Did we take a wrong left turn at Albuquerque?  The Isles season with Jack Capuano at the tiller should have been finished shortly after late October. The Isles had just blown another 3rd period, allowing the Penguins 3 goals and take the game. It was a text book Capuano fixture to his tenure, where a lack of ... Read More »

The Battle Between Jack Capuano and Garth Snow

  A GM who builds his team based on analytics best practices and drafts conducted by their Director of Analytics since 2006 is bound to piss off an old-time coach eventually. When the pressure built last season there were rumblings of a discord between Capuano and internal staff. There was also blowback from players on Capuano’s methods. Overall, most veteran ... Read More »

Who Will Be The Next NY Islanders Coach?

  When NHL punditry suggests coaching candidates, it seems like they pick them from a hat. Witness the latest names thrown as Isles candidates since Jack Capuano was fired on Tuesday. Nobody ever seems to bother to drill-down on best fits, pros and cons. So, I will.   Whether fans like it or not, NY Islanders GM Garth Snow looks like ... Read More »

30 Thoughts: BD on the NY Islanders

  Elliotte Friedman has been a must-read and must-follow for all hockey fans for years. His “30 Thoughts” blogs on Sportsnet, and his work as a hockey insider and reporter for their national NHL coverage and Hockey Night in Canada is a gold-standard. With the Islanders in a bit of free-fall, a fair amount of fan panic, disappointment, and a thick ... Read More »

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